I ran across this article today entitled “How To: A 12 Step Program for an Effective Rehearsal, by Ben Bram of The SoCal Vocals” from ACB (acappellablog.com).
The article is prefaced by saying that you first need a strong leader, however, I think that many of the tips in the article help you to get there. Most collegiate groups have such a high turnaround of members and leaders, and it’s hard to jump in an lead your peers. Often times it takes a semester just to get in the groove of things. Anything that can shorten that lead time is valuable information.
If you’re a music director (or, more importantly, aspiring to be one), don’t miss these insights.